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New Study First to Directly Measure Body Temperatures of Extinct Species

May 25, 2010

alligator specimens A new study by researchers from five institutions including the University of Florida introduces the first method to directly measure body temperatures of extinct vertebrates and help reconstruct temperatures of ancient environments. Full Story

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